Local Transport Information


Please find a copy of the latest train and bus services that operate in the Kirkby Stephen, Warcop and Appleby area:

Please go to www.cumbria.gov.uk/buses for details of all bus service routes and timetables


563 Appleby to Penrith (Mon – Fri) service (Stagecoach)

This service is operating to the timetable and improved route, now including  Scattergate in Appleby, and on certain journeys Brampton and Long Marton, introduced on 4 January.

571 Brough to Kirkby Stephen to Kendal (Mon) service (Cumbria Classic Coaches)

572 Ravenstonedale to Kirkby Stephen to Barnard Castle (Wed) service (Cumbria Classic Coaches)

106 Penrith to Tebay to Shap to Kendal 

This service is now operated by Cumbria Classic Coaches (since 5 January), currently on Tuesdays and Fridays, with the Wednesday service suspended until further notice.

Western Dales Bus services 

S4 Brough to Kirkby Stephen (Fri) service restarts on 16 April

S5 Sedbergh to Kirkby Stephen to Kendal (Thurs) service restarts on 15 April

S6 Kirkby Stephen to Brough, Warcop to Penrith (Tues) service 

This service started on 13 April

Fellrunner services

All Fellrunner services restart during the week starting 12 April except for services 130 and 131.

The services include the 562 (Tues) service between Penrith and Crosby Ravensworth and the 132 (Fri) service between Penrith and Bolton.

Community Transport ie Community Wheels, Rural Wheels, Voluntary Social Car Schemes

The Community Wheels service to/from Appleby on Fridays is operating including connecting with the 563 bus to Penrith as normal, although capacity on the Community Wheels minibus is limited due to social distancing requirements. (To join the Community Wheels scheme or book a journey, contact Cumbria County Council on 01228 226428). The Voluntary Social Car Scheme covering Appleby, Bolton, Temple Sowerby and Milburn is operating; contact Valerie Kendall Scheme Coordinator on 017683 53159. For information about other Voluntary Social Car Schemes, Rural Wheels and Community Wheels, contact Cumbria CC on 01228 226428 or go to www.cumbria.gov.uk/communitytransport


The temporary timetable introduced due to the lockdown on 18 January on the Leeds to Carlisle line remains unchanged. It is due to be updated on 16 May 2021 as part of the national rail timetable updates. For more details, go to northernrailway.co.uk